Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Wherein Fr. Z relates a brutal tale of sudden realization and horror

in S. California, in the exotic periphery of Bakersfield, a priest friend zoomed up to the door of where I was staying and gruffly said, “Get in the car!”. “Ralph!”, quoth I, “Is something wrong?” “Just get in the car!”, he … Continue reading

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“Keep calm and carry on!”

I enjoyed my visits to Tokyo immensely.  Especially fun was coming up with captions for the public safety posters in the subway. For example: Not to be outdone, LA has this safety video. Note that the other passenger looks down … Continue reading

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Three Days of Darkness concludes, Gaia, appeased, rumbles approvingly

I posted the other day about the opening rite of the Three Days of Darkness, the “REC” (aka wreck) or Religious Ed Congress in Los Angeles, actually in Anaheim. HERE There was, as one wag applied to the screen-shot I … Continue reading

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The 3 days of darkness – underway

The Religious Ed Conference is being perpetrated in Los Angeles. Watch LIVE…. it’s a hoot.  Right now they are dancing with bowls of burning stuff while singing about themselves. I haven’t heard any mention of Jesus yet. It’s a real … Continue reading

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“Liturgies” compared

In the combox under a different entry, one of the participants here posted a link to a video that wasn’t perfectly relevant to the topic, but… I can’t resist sharing it with a wider audience. Keep in mind that the … Continue reading

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LA priest suspended for lobbying for same-sex “marriage”

During my London sojourn, several people have asked me about the state of the Church in the USA, and have usually also added a query about how Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles is doing. Here is a story from CNA: … Continue reading

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Some comments on the “Three Days of Darkness” in L.A. 2012 (and 2011)

Oddly, I wasn’t invited to speak at the Three Days of Darkness in L.A., which transpired (I guess) over the weekend. I am talking, of course, about the annual religious education circus … confab … conference. With a new Archbishop in place, you … Continue reading

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California church destroyed by arsonist

I think we are going to see a lot more of this. From CNA: Calif. parish pledges to rebuild after arsonist destroys church By Kevin J. Jones Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 20, 2011 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Parishioners at St. … Continue reading

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I have been posting some liturgical compare and contrast pictures and videos lately.  Some readers have taken me to task for being unfair by posting images that are great when traditional, really nasty when liberal. Fine.  Let’s try this again. … Continue reading

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L.A. Attorney: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests Are ‘Entirely False’

This is something we all knew had to be the case.  From Newsbusters. My emphases : Where’s the Media? L.A. Att’y Declares Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests Are ‘Entirely False’ By Dave Pierre In a stunning ten-page declaration recently … Continue reading

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Coadjutor for Los Angeles?

I have several e-mails right in my in-box this morning about a Coadjutor for Los Angeles. What’s up? Roger Card. Mahony has been Archbishop of Los Angeles seemingly forever. On 27 February, His Eminence will turn 74 years old. He … Continue reading

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